New Legislation Passed in NYS on Telehealth and OTAs!!!

(1) NYS has become the latest and last state to require licensure for OTAs!

(2) The OT/PT telehealth parity bill was also signed into law. The law states that deductibles, co-insurance or other conditions for coverage of telemedicine cannot differ from those for in-person visits. It also differentiates between telemedicine and telehealth. Telemedicine, it says, refers to real time, two-way electronic audiovisual communications, while telehealth can include telephones calls, remote patient monitoring devices or other electronic means of diagnosis, consultation, education and treatment.

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